A dishcloth with detailed pine leaves. Swedish Dishcloths are a sensory joy while being useful, good for the environment, durable, and beautiful. For a complete description, reference the Product Info.
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Swedish Dishcloths, invented in 1949 by a Swedish engineer, are not only beautiful, they are remarkably useful and great for the environment. They are even better at protecting our planet than microfiber. Each Swedish Dishcloth is made of 70% cellulose and 30% cotton whereas microfiber is a petroleum-based product that isn’t biodegradable.
Swedish dishcloths, on the other hand, can be composted, plus, many families are quitting paper towels in favor of Swedish Dishcloths. This switch contributes to a reduction in waste, the number of trees cut down annually, and resource consumption such as the water and fuel required to produce and/or transport paper towels.
They are also more sanitary and easier to clean than a kitchen sponge. If you feel like it needs some extra sanitizing after an especially nasty clean-up, just boil it or wet it and microwave it for 30 seconds.
Additionally, they are ultra-absorbent, holding up to 15 times their weight in water!
They can be easily washed in either your laundry or on the top rack of your dishwasher if you need it cleaned before your next load of laundry is ready.
You’ll also find that your Swedish Dishcloth is durable. They can survive 200-300 cycles in a washing machine or dishwasher!
Also, Swedish Dishcloths are works of art! Some people hang theirs up on a length of twine with clothespins as decoration for their kitchens. This is also a great way to get them to lie flat in the drawer when they’re dry.
The downsides to using a Swedish Dishcloth are that 1) you’ll need a separate scrubber due to their natural softness and 2) you wouldn’t want to sop up grease directly with them.